Gillian has worked in charcoals over a period of many years. She started initially as a painter but preferred drawing to painting.
She developed a skill in using charcoals that was very painterly. She uses smooth paper, Vine charcoal and compressed charcoal to create beautiful images. She also uses a kneaded eraser to draw with while using charcoal.
Many of the included charcoals are from two series she did at an artist’s residency in Canada and Ireland.